multiple docks?

gandalf55

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Apr 13, 2001
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boston
im an interactive designer - i use a ton of apps. what i am after is the ability to switch between docks... as i am running at 1600x1200 now and my dock icons are the smallest they can be and it spans the whole bottom.

it would be nice to have something beside the finder icon... a context menu spawning thing which allowed you to create a new dock, or switch to another dock. when switching to another dock, the present one will sink and the selected on rise up. perhaps color coding these would be a neat trick as well.

is there something out there that does just this?

thanks.
 

beez7777

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Aug 5, 2002
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Notre Dame
why dont you just put ur app folder in the dock. control clicking it will allow you to view and open any app inside the folder. i havent heard of anything that allows you to have more than one dock
 

Fezwick

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Oct 5, 2002
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Rhode Island
You can check out this program called Dock Switcher here.
It allows you to create and save multiple dock settings. Not exactly sure if this is what you are looking for, but i would give it a go.
 

Mal

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Jan 6, 2002
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Try using DragThing. It can be made to look like the Dock pretty much but it has tabs to switch between sections of the dock. About the only thing it doesn't do is magnify icons as you move over them, which slows down the computer anyways. I'll attach a picture of my setup.
 

drastik

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Apr 10, 2002
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As far as I can tell, h3e has three docks, one in the lower left too, some kind of menu with the finder icon across the top, and a little menubar weather report.

Maybe the people at Icon factory can reach him and ask?
 

Thirteenva

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Jul 18, 2002
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Re: I have a question too...

Originally posted by irmongoose
This is a screenshot of a user posted at Iconfactory.com, and, as you can see, he has a double dock... how did he do that!?? I tried looking all over versiontracker, no luck... any ideas

irmongoose
I'd also like to know how that is done. I love the double dock on the left side, very cool.

Also how did he change the backgrounds in his finder windows. Is that a preference that i've overlooked.
 

Fezwick

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Oct 5, 2002
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Re: Re: I have a question too...

Originally posted by Thirteenva

Also how did he change the backgrounds in his finder windows. Is that a preference that i've overlooked.

Yeah its a preference. Its in view options, but you can only put a background picture if you are in icon view.
 

GrizzlyHippo

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Jul 17, 2002
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on the sofa
I contacted the guy...

I contacted the guy who did the screen shot to ask what he used for his docks, and this was his reply:

"Ah... I see the IconFactory reported that I used a haxie. In fact, that
double-width, second dock is in fact: DragThing. You can find it at
<http://www.dragthing.com>. It's easy to configure and has nearly endless
configurations: stacking, multiple docks, layers, transparencies, shadows,
automation, etc. It's one of my must-have utilities."

So, there we go :) hope this helps everyone.

Tom.
 

Thirteenva

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Jul 18, 2002
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i was just checking out drag thing at their website. That app is very cool. I think i may just have to purchase it. Its like a more organized version of the dock.
 

irmongoose

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Re: I contacted the guy...

Originally posted by GrizzlyHippo
I contacted the guy who did the screen shot to ask what he used for his docks, and this was his reply:

"Ah... I see the IconFactory reported that I used a haxie. In fact, that
double-width, second dock is in fact: DragThing. You can find it at
<http://www.dragthing.com>. It's easy to configure and has nearly endless
configurations: stacking, multiple docks, layers, transparencies, shadows,
automation, etc. It's one of my must-have utilities."

So, there we go :) hope this helps everyone.

Tom.
Oooh... I knew about DragThing but i didn't know you could make it look like the OS X dock.. cool... Thanks!



irmongoose
 

beatle888

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Feb 3, 2002
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this drag thing app is soooo flexible. you can
actually configure it so much it makes osx
behave like a totally different window
environment.

ive made drawers with no trim, no tabs...a
drawer shoots out if i hover by the edges of
the screen a drawer shoots out. sorta like the
concept of :
if your cursor comes close to a cluster of
information that cluster opens up to a more
drilled down view of other....sub information
levels (icons for apps or folders).

i also like to make the icons as big or as big
as the "cluster" will allow. with now names
just icons.

I have some "clusters" that when the drawer
opens up...it fills the whole screen.

I can have a "cluster" for mail and have a
mail script (this script is used in its default
set that comes with drag thing) which allows
you to open the drawer "cluster" and cllick
on an email address which opens the mail
app and a new email with the persons address
already in the "To" field.

very cool.
 

beatle888

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Feb 3, 2002
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does anyone know how to add email addresses
to the dock? i thought there was a script to do
this but im not sure



hehehe never mind, i just figured it out. in drag
thing you go the FILE, New URL and type in
the URL which is the email address but with the
prefix of mailto:.

works like a charm...now i have a cluster that
opens up, showing one click access to contacts...
each contact will have an "address book" link,
to open the contact info in the "address book"
AND under that icon i will have these quick link
mail icons for each persons email address.